Jianghuai Automobile Co (JAC), one of China's 10 largest automakers, will deliver 100 electric vehicles to an electric carmaker in the US on Wednesday.
A production line at Jianghuai Automobile Co in Hefei, capital of Anhui province. JAC inked in 2012 an agreement with the US based GreenTech Automotive Corp to bring 2,000 battery powered electric vehicles to the US market. Liu Qinli / For China Daily
The vehicles, part of 2,000 units purchased by the US-based GreenTech Automotive (GTA), will be delivered from Hefei, Anhui province, where JAC is located, while the other 1,900 will be shipped from there in the near future.
Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA, said: "We believe that the well-recognized high quality of JAC vehicles will win trust and recognition from the American consumers."
She Cairong, deputy general manager of JAC, said his company's new electric vehicle models have "upgraded driver modules, improved battery capacity, and range and performance improvements for speed, climbing and stability". The battery enables the car to run for about 160 kilometers, he said.
GTA inked an agreement with JAC in 2012 to bring 2,000 battery-powered electric vehicles to the US market. And after more than one and a half years of research and development (R & D), the Chinese automaker formally reached an agreement to export the vehicles to the US.
But there has not yet been any information on which types of vehicles JAC will send to its US partner.
GTA is a US-based automotive manufacturer dedicated to the production and development of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles.
JAC, founded in 1964, has more than 50 years of experience in making vehicles such as light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, sedans, buses and more. And the state-owned firm produced nearly 500,000 vehicles and more than 220,000 engines in 2013.